We performed a comparison between Auvik and Darktrace based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It's a single, integrated platform and that is very important because the more tools that you can build into one product suite, the easier it is for your engineering staff to learn it."
"The network flow piece is the most useful. We can identify the busiest parts of the network based on the reporting from the switches about what is utilizing the most bandwidth on specific switch ports. I can narrow down which segments of the network might be having issues."
"I love that Auvik can automatically back up the configuration of switches and firewalls."
"The best feature is the ease of setup. Auvik immediately scans and finds everything. It automatically connects to multiple devices with a single set of credentials."
"It shows all my devices and it shows everything that is possibly connected to the network... It gives me how many devices or switches are connected, and what is connected to each switch, including how many printers are on it."
"The first feature that I appreciate is the topology drawing in real time. If our NOC wants to troubleshoot, they can go to the topology map and see that this access point is connected to that switch via that specific port. And when something changes in the topology, it's dynamically updated."
"The SNMP discovery features are impressive; few products are as robust in their abilities, and it discovered objects I didn't think it would."
"The extensive personalization and customization options are great because it lets me do a lot. I can set up different permission structures, assign various staff members read-only access and others full access, and customize my notifications."
"The most valuable features of Darktrace are the tracing of unusual external emails and monitoring the local network."
"t was pretty as far as the granularity of what you were getting out of it."
"I have used multiple solutions, but its graphical user interface is quite interesting and quite descriptive. There are a lot of video animations, and we can easily see how the data is transferred between various points. That's something really interesting. It is also quite easy to understand for a new user."
"It is autonomous. So, it learns. It uses algorithms and AI to learn the common behavioral patterns on the network, and it is able to identify threats based on abnormal patterns."
"The product can scale."
"The most valuable feature is that it gives us visibility of rogue traffic that is on the network."
"The most valuable feature of Darktrace and the most valuable feature is the artificial intelligence module because that is the tool that determines automatically if there is any risk or not in the network."
"The platform has many modules, and each module examines a different situation in the behavior."
"A feature I'd like to see is a stat breakdown of our networks at the end of every month, showing package drop rates for each network and so on. For example, this data delivered in an email would be a good feature."
"I like the auto-mapping feature, but I would like to see more layouts and predefined views."
"Sometimes it's a little bit slow to load, but I can't think of anything else that could be improved."
"Their system is a little difficult because it shows a lot of LANs and it's a little difficult to find each device. In our system, we have over 20 devices showing and it really takes a long time when I want to find a particular device. If it's easier to use, it will improve work efficiency."
"It requires a lot of hands-on maintenance when it comes to cleanup. That's probably the biggest problem I've had, because I don't have a dedicated resource to manually clean up stale records. I have a customer where it shows 4,000 devices because of the duplication of devices that I have to clean up."
"I don't know if it has integrations with ticketing systems so that alerts would get to the ticketing system right away. That would be a good feature to add."
"The price shouldn't be an issue for a larger organization, but a smaller organization or an MSP might struggle because the billing is per device. You're paying for your firewalls and devices that appear on the network. If you have a smaller organization with an extensive network, your revenue won't be able to support that cost. That's probably the biggest downside for me."
"I want to see improvement around backups; we had a case where we created a ticket for online support, and they were able to set up backups for one of our devices, but they were unwilling to do the same backup script with a different device. The script uses the same code, just a different model number, and the engineers weren't willing to add it to the other model."
"It's a very complex platform."
"The cost is a bit on the higher side."
"There is a high ratio of false positive information."
"It takes time to go through the interface and pick up things. If it were a more straightforward interface, then it would free up time."
"It's quite expensive to have."
"I would like to see some additional enhancements."
"The pricing is a bit high for the region."
"I would like to see a feature where the tool ingests information from an anti-malware product that is present at the endpoint."
Auvik is a network management software that provides real-time visibility and control over network infrastructure.
It automates network mapping, monitoring, and troubleshooting, allowing IT teams to easily identify and resolve issues.
With its intuitive interface and powerful features, Auvik helps businesses optimize their network performance and ensure smooth operations.
Darktrace (DARK.L), a global leader in cyber security artificial intelligence, delivers complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. Breakthrough innovations from the Darktrace Cyber AI Research Centre in Cambridge, UK and its R&D centre in The Hague, The Netherlands have resulted in over 135 patent applications filed and significant research published to contribute to the cyber security community. Darktrace’s technology continuously learns and updates its knowledge of 'you' for an organization and applies that understanding to achieve an optimal state of cyber security. It is delivering the first ever Cyber AI Loop, fuelling a continuous end-to-end security capability that can autonomously prevent, detect, and respond to novel, in-progress threats in real time. Darktrace employs over 2,200 people around the world and protects over 8,400 organizations globally from advanced cyber-threats. It was named one of TIME magazine’s ‘Most Influential Companies’ in 2021.
LOOP overview - PREVENT, DETECT & RESPOND, HEAL
Darktrace Cyber AI Loop™
The first-ever, adaptive feedback system with a deep, interconnected understanding of the enterprise. The Darktrace Cyber AI Loop represents a first-mover innovation, creating a virtuous cycle in which each capability interacts to strengthen and harden the entire security ecosystem. It allows organizations to not just prevent, detect, respond, and heal from cyber-attacks – but to do all of these all at once.
● Empowers bespoke and continuously evolving security solutions based on mathematical models unique to each organization, regardless of size or complexity.
● Delivers an end-to-end solution accessing the core Self-Learning AI technology, which provides visibility into the entire, ever-changing digital ecosystem.
● Integrates AI engines in each product family to augment all others as the organization changes. The whole is at all times greater than the sum of the parts.
● Continually learns and updates its knowledge of how an organization operates, enabling it to spot zero days, insider threats, and novel threats that get through most defenses.
● Lifts up security teams by elevating decisions and delivering threat analysis as always-on solutions work autonomously in the background to deliver at the scale of the enterprise.
Proactive AI engine to predict and pre-empt the highest priority cyber-attacks, working inside the organization
and outside on the attack surface. Part of the Darktrace Cyber AI Loop™.
● Harden defenses proactively
● Identify and prioritize risks
● Conduct continuous around-the-clock testing
● Emulate attacks to test vulnerabilities
● Continuously communicate outcomes to the AI Loop
Darktrace DETECT™ + RESPOND™
Built on patented AI that learns you, using the unique footprints of your everyday operations to identify any unusual behavior that could indicate an attack. Responds instantly to contain any attacks detected. Part of the Darktrace Cyber AI Loop™.
● Works across entire digital ecosystem
● Protect from known and unknown attacks
● Gets stronger as it learns
● Feeds insight into the AI Loop
Darktrace/Email defends the network against malicious emails that evade the email gateway, introducing intelligent autonomous response into the flow of email traffic. Darktrace’s rich understanding of user relationships, communications, and network activity allows Darktrace/Email to quickly contextualize events, and respond only to genuine threats, stopping them before they reach the user.
Darktrace’s endpoint capability extends Darktrace Detect and Respond to those devices which have left the network, protecting them from known and novel attackers as well as mitigating the risk of accidental or intentional data theft, compliance issues, use of non-approved software etc.
Darktrace/Apps stops insider threats, account takeovers, and critical misconfigurations. As a cloud-native solution powered by AI, it can continuously analyse behaviours and relationships across diverse cloud platforms and services, from AWS and Azure, to Salesforce, Dropbox, and Office 365. This enterprise-wide context enables the system to only act on high-confidence threats as they emerge within ephemeral workloads and diverse multi-cloud environments.
Auvik is ranked 3rd in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 90 reviews while Darktrace is ranked 1st in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 39 reviews. Auvik is rated 8.8, while Darktrace is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Auvik writes "Great support experience, absolutely worth the money, and very helpful for quick discovery and troubleshooting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Darktrace writes "A stable, scalable, and valuable tool that provides excellent network monitoring". Auvik is most compared with PRTG Network Monitor, LogicMonitor, Meraki Dashboard, Liongard and SolarWinds NPM, whereas Darktrace is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Vectra AI, SentinelOne Singularity Complete, Cisco Secure Network Analytics and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks. See our Auvik vs. Darktrace report.
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